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Skirting Board Slightly Loose

Discussion in 'Building' started by steveoelliott, 28 Aug 2020.

  1. steveoelliott

    steveoelliott

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    Hi,

    I have a portion of long skirting board that is ever so slightly loose in the middle (cracked the caulking and pushing it closed the crack). I'm sure some folks would say just leave it and fill with more caulking, it moves like 1mm if I push in the middle to close that tiny crack.

    I understand I have an option to use masonry nails (it's on an external wall) or to drill a hole through the skirting board and screw into the wall using a plug. The only thing is and this is where my ignorance / novice skills will become self evident, how will the skirting board be secured when i've had to drill a hole large enough to accommodate me tapping the plug attached to the screw through to the wall?

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    Use a 6mm drill bit and push the plug with the screw partially in into the brick and you should find the screwhead is bigger than the hole you've drilled

    Failing that you can also use a washer to sink the screwhead below the surface and then fill it in
     
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    Pull it out a bit, squirt a load of no-nails type adhesive in, then push it back to where it should be and put something really heavy there to keep it in place until it dries.
     
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    This is the stuff I’ve used to fix Skirtings , it’s really strong & doesn’t push out the Skirting like a normal Foam would , it’s about £9 a can from S-Fix and you can reuse the Can
     

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